Chobe Game Lodge

Maun, Botswana

The hotel

The only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is an absolute must for any traveller looking to explore this world famous game park. In an incredible setting, the lodge boasts the 250m long ‘Chobe Deck of Fame’ boardwalk which overlooks the Chobe River, allowing you unrestricted viewing of elephants, hippos, lions and more as they come down to the river bank to drink. The area is known for its large concentration of elephants which congregate in large herds and often swim across the river in the summer months, creating scenes you could only ever dream of! Other members of the 'Big Five' are also prolific, get up even closer on a quiet electric powered game drive vehicle or enjoy a unique view from one of the lodge’s electric boats – making the lodge the first electric-powered safari operator in Africa. The river safaris are particularly special and elephants are almost guaranteed but for a romantic evening, try the sunset cruise! Close to Livingstone and a great place to end your holiday or as a safari option from Victoria Falls, your time here will be unforgettable. Beautifully decorated and newly refurbished with graceful high arches and barrel-vault ceilings, the atmosphere is one of spaciousness and tranquillity. It was even good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, as a frequent guests she even married Richard Burton here is 1975. There’s a large swimming pool to relax by and a riverside BOMA around which to enjoy traditional entertainment. African bliss.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Chobe River, in the north east of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Transfer time from Kasane Airport: 45 minutes. Transfer time from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls: approximately 2 hours.

Hotel information

44 rooms, consisting of 39 standard, 1 family and 4 suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Standard Rooms are river-facing with 1 doube bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, all soft drinks and local brand alcoholic beverages with one complimentary mini-bar per day. Two scheduled activities per day. National Park entrance fees and complimentary return airport transfers for scheduled flights. Laundry services.

Riverside BOMA, dining terrace and open air patio. 2 bars. Game activities in 4x4 vehicles or on a river boat safari. Sundowner cruises are also available. Large deck for game viewing. Swimming pool. Gym. Massage room*. Library. Curio shop. Traditional evening entertainment. Laundry facility.

3 night itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe
Pick up at Livingstone airport or your hotel for the road and boat transfer to Chobe Game Lodge. Afternoon game activity. (D)
Day 2-3: Chobe Game Lodge
Daily game activities in Chobe. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Chobe Game Lodge to Livingstone
Morning road and boat transfer to Livingstone airport (a visa will be required for re-entry into Zambia) or your chosen hotel. Alternatively add a Botswana safari. (B)

Inclusions:

-3 nights accommodation
-All meals
-3 scheduled activities per day
-All soft drinks and local brand beverages
-Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
-National Park Entrance Fees
-Laundry services
-Medical evacuation
-Scheduled road transfers as specified above

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegance and Elephants

Jul 22, 2019 Sharon M Indianapolis, Indiana

By day you tour safari style and by night you sip your drinks on the terrace and retire to dine by candlelight. Not bad! Not pretentious- comfortable. Good food and nice game viewing. You are in a national park so you must follow the rules and not go off the roads. The boating safaris give you an opportunity to see the hippos and baboons as well… Read more
By day you tour safari style and by night you sip your drinks on the terrace and retire to dine by candlelight. Not bad! Not pretentious- comfortable. Good food and nice game viewing. You are in a national park so you must follow the rules and not go off the roads. The boating safaris give you an opportunity to see the hippos and baboons as well as the elephants. A very pleasant accommodation. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 MarmadukeScarlett London, United Kingdom

We stayed in July 2019. Family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teens for 4 nights. Firstly it’s the only lodge actually inside the park, this probably gives you an hours advantage in the morning from the other day safaris which operate in the area, secondly Chobe game lodge is unique in that all it’s game ranges are female only.👍🏻 We had Kay and she was… Read more
We stayed in July 2019. Family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teens for 4 nights. Firstly it’s the only lodge actually inside the park, this probably gives you an hours advantage in the morning from the other day safaris which operate in the area, secondly Chobe game lodge is unique in that all it’s game ranges are female only.👍🏻 We had Kay and she was lovely, friendly and very knowledgable. Chobe has loads of animals, lots of elephant, giraffe, hippo, we saw lions 3 times plus buffalo, jackals, impala, kudu, antelope, honey badgers ( never heard of but v interesting), baboons and lots of birds. The hotel itself is 5 star, colonial style, staff are friendly, rooms all have decking / balconies and are well appointed. Beds were comfortable, slightly hard for me but made up by the cosy duvets. The bathrooms have a big double bath and a large raindrops shower . Food / drink seems to be all inclusive to all travellers and was to a very high standard. We liked how the staff used the grounds to create different dinning areas and experiences. You are assigned one waiter for your duration which makes the whole experience more intimate. We had Kate who looked after us extremely well and by the end of our stay was anticipating the kids drink requirements etc. The hotel has a small pool which our kids loved surrounded by seating areas. Safari and cruise trips are included in your itinerary and the hotel keep you fully occupied with a full agenda but you still ha e some downtown 00 I would happily return to this hotel and if you want an awesome safari experience with children or just as a couple you really can’t go wrong by staying here Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 CalJay Calgary, Canada

We spent 2 nights at the Lodge. The first night we were the only ones there, as it was off season. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed, comfortable rooms, and some rooms have a private pool. The food was delicious and we got a full 10 minute plus performance from the staff for my birthday. It was so beautiful it brought me to tears. One of… Read more
We spent 2 nights at the Lodge. The first night we were the only ones there, as it was off season. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed, comfortable rooms, and some rooms have a private pool. The food was delicious and we got a full 10 minute plus performance from the staff for my birthday. It was so beautiful it brought me to tears. One of the selling points of Chobe Game Lodge is that it is the only one physically in the park, giving a head start on other tours. They have all female guides, and our guide Monica was both knowledgeable and incredibly fun. Her expertise lead us to not one but two jaguars with kills (a rare sight), multiple elephants, tortoises, monkeys, and even a baby hippo. Our time with Monica was truly one of the highlights of our time in Africa. 100 percent recommend adding Chobe Lodge to your schedule if visiting Botswana. Read less
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Jul 18, 2019 PalladioAndrea San Francisco

One's first impression of pulling up to the entry to the Chobe Game Lodge by jeep is that you have arrived in luxury from a different era. That impression will remain for the rest of your stay. The room accommodations are extraordinary and the dining options are world class. Different from other safari camps, the game lodge has amenities much like… Read more
One's first impression of pulling up to the entry to the Chobe Game Lodge by jeep is that you have arrived in luxury from a different era. That impression will remain for the rest of your stay. The room accommodations are extraordinary and the dining options are world class. Different from other safari camps, the game lodge has amenities much like one would find at a high end resort anywhere in the world, only with an African touch that one could only find in Chobe. "Chobe's Angels" (all the guides are women) provide highly informative excursions, both by boat and by jeep to see all of the amazing wildlife the game park has to offer. This is a special place that we will never forget. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 SELkiwi Wellington, New Zealand

Chobe Game Lodge is a hotel style safari lodge in a beautiful location on the Chobe River. It has the advantage of being the only lodge inside the park which means the drives and boat trips start immediately and you are right among the animals and birds from the beginning. We saw everything you would expect but the park rules seem quite… Read more
Chobe Game Lodge is a hotel style safari lodge in a beautiful location on the Chobe River. It has the advantage of being the only lodge inside the park which means the drives and boat trips start immediately and you are right among the animals and birds from the beginning. We saw everything you would expect but the park rules seem quite restrictive when compared with the bush camps. The lodge is also more formal probably because of its size. Read less